Toyota is looking to spruce its small SUV the C-HR with a host of body enhancements, sportier suspension, and larger 19 inch alloy wheels and adds a hybrid engine.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing sports body kit includes a squared more aerodynamic front bumper, a bold lower grille, thick horizontal bar and revised fog lamp bezels that sit lower, high-grade LED lighting front and rear, white brake callipers with GR logos on the front, and GR emblems at the front, side, and rear.
There has been some suspension retuning lowering the car by 15mm along with tuned shock absorber damping, coil spring rates and stabiliser bars.
Inside the GR theme continues with body-hugging black leather-accented front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dark silver highlights around the instrument panel and door garnishes, piano black surrounds for the centre console and power-window switches, and a GR-branded ignition button.
Priced from $37,665 plus the usual costs the C-HR GR provides a sporty look with slightly better handling and a lot of visual appeal but disappointing performance.
Im Rob Fraser
What is good?
- GR Styling and bling
- Comfort and easy to live with
- Outstanding fuel economy
What is not so good?
- No AWD version
- No wireless phone charger or Apple Car Play
- Disappointing performance
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Model; Toyota C-HR GR
- Model Price from $37,665 MLP*
- Engine 1.8L 4 Cyl Hybrid Petrol
- Drivetrain CVT FWD
- Power 90kW @ 5200rpm (combined)
- Torque 142Nm @ 3700rpm
- Safety 5 star
- CO2 97g/km
- Economy 4.3L/100k
- Servicing $200/service 12mths/15000km 5 yrs/75,000km 5 services limit
- Warranty 5yr / Unlimited km, 5yr Roadside Assist
*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.
Overall Rating 80/100
- Behind the Wheel 8
- Comfort 8
- Equipment 9
- Practicality 8
- Performance 7
- Ride & Handling 8
- Fit for Purpose 8
- Street Appeal 9
- Fun Factor 7
- Value for Money 8
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